Puketarata Urupa 'clean up'

The first phase of this project has been carried out. The original burial ground has been cleaned up, weed matting laid, and bark put down.  This will reduce the amount of maintenance required at the urupa. Photos show before the project and after.

       

       

Whakatauāki:   English

Wārea te one tapu,

Ka hura tangata a uta, me tiakina atu ki tangata a tai, Ka hura tangata a tai, me tiakina atu ki tangata a uta. Kia oti ake te mahara ma te taiao mo ake tonu atu.
 

Clear the sacred pathway,

And let those who care for the hinterland, be as one with those who reside by the seaside. Let those who care for the seaside, be of one thought with those of the hinterland, only then will the care of the environment be secured forever.